Rochester Named Third Most Innovative City in the U.S.

July 20, 2019 07:41 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Business Insider has named Rochester the third most innovative city in the country in 2019. 

According to a press release sent out by Jenna Bowman with the City of Rochester, Rochester was also named the third most innovative city by 24/7 Wall Street in 2018. 


According to Business Insider, Rochester produces around 600 patents every year. On this list, Business Insider notes that Rochester's top industry's for innovation are computer hardware and peripherals. 

"Innovation is key to the transformative development taking place in the Destination Medical Center district. With the recent opening of One Discovery Square, Rochester is entering into a new era of innovation and entrepreneurship," said Lisa Clarke with the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency. 

Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked #20 in the country on the Business Insider list. 

The top ten most innovative cities on this list are: 

#1. San-Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

#2. Burlington, VT

#3. Rochester, MN

#4. Corvallis, Oregon

#5. Boulder, CO

#6. Poughkeepsie, NY

#7 .Ann Arbor, MI

#8. San Francisco-Oakland, CA

#9. Austin, TX

#10. Santa Cruz, CA


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